a new look...balayage and a (almost) bob

I fell in love with the balyage effect when we were shown this season's colour trends at the Trevor Sorbie press event last month, and I was very kindly invited back to the salon to review the colouring technique in my beauty column in Women Actually which you can read below... I wanted a whole new look for summer, and decided to freshen up my dull ombre with some brighter blonde balayage highlights, as well as finally taking the plunge and going for the chop I've been umming about for months. As always, the team at Trevor Sorbie Brighton were lovely and did a fantastic job at creating exactly what I wanted. I took in my Pintrest board to show Jamie and Morgan the look I was going for, and they recreated the look perfectly. 

Balayage creates far more natural looking highlights than traditional foils, as the dye is painted on freehand and seperated with cotton wool and cling film to achieve a softer, sunkissed ombre effect. The best thing is, your colourist can completely customise the look to exactly how you want it, whether that's subtle golden highlights or a more prominent dip dyed look. I'm loving having shorter hair too, it's so much easier to manage and style in a hurry (bumble & bumble Surf Spray is my new best friend) and now all the split ends have been cut off, I'm determined to keep my hair in much better condition. 

Shout out to my work mate Sam who took some of these photos for me :-) he's a photographer for the paper but is also an amazing wedding photographer so go check out his site, Page and Picture.

Here's my column... Enjoy!



  1. Love this style and colour, such gorgeous photos!

    Sophie x

  2. Your new hair is so gorgeous! Love the colour and the cut really suits you too

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  3. It looks totally gorgeous! I love the effect and wish I lived nearer Brighton as I'd be straight round to that hairdresser!!

    1. thank you lovely! :) it's a great effect especially if you're poor and can't afford to get your roots done! x

  4. You're such a babe. Can't wait to see the new hair in person, really suits you!

  5. You absolute stunner! It suits you so much, I absolutely love the colour!
    Carrie xx


  6. Your stunning with the color of your hair, I wish I could also mimic that style..

    xx Alexa
    LifeCell cream


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